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Leadership Qualities: Focus Part 5

Leadership Built On-1 Peter 1:13-16

Focus and self-discipline provide the foundation for solid leadership. Peter learned this lesson the hard way. Over three and a half tough years, God transformed Peter from an impetuous, loud influence to a thoughtful, humble leader. Consider the marching orders Peter gives leaders:

  1. Gird your minds. Just as men would gird their loins so their robes wouldn’t get caught on obstructions as they walked, so we are to gird the loins of our minds. We must remain focused and sober.
  2. Guard your hearts. Leaders must prevent old patterns from penetrating their hearts. Peter specifically warns against former lust, which would not only distract them, but might also destroy their leadership.
  3. Guide your lifestyle. Leaders must pursue holiness-and the only way to attain it is to embrace the model Christ gave. Since God is holy, we must copy what we see Him doing.

Join me next time for Leadership Issues: Choosing Part 1